Video from 2021 does not show Nigerian governor threatening to defect for losing key nomination

Published on 20/06/2022 at 13:26

A video of the governor of Nigeria’s southern Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, speaking in front of a laptop has been shared on social media with claims that it shows the politician threatening to leave the country’s main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) should he be denied the chance to stand as a candidate for vice president in next year’s general elections. However, the clip has been shared out of context; the video was filmed on July 1, 2021, when Wike spoke in a television interview about the defection of former PDP governors.